South African commission urges more education spending before ratings reviews

South African/November 14, 2017/By: Alexander Winning, Mfuneko Toyana/ Source: http://www.reuters.com South Africa should raise state spending on higher education by around a third to at least 1 percent of gross domestic product, a report commissioned by the presidency and released on Monday found. The recommendation by the commission appointed by President Jacob Zuma came as a senior Treasury […]

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EEUU: CEOs say county budget should focus on transportation, education

EEUU/October 31, 2017/Source: http://www.miamiherald.com This week’s question to the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: In your opinion, what areas should commissioners focus on as they iron out the 2018 county budget? ========== The commissioners should focus on providing the necessary services to meet the needs of the county, while being fiscally responsible to minimize or avoid a tax […]

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Malaysia: Free education not practical’

Malaysia/October 31, 2017/Source: http://www.theborneopost.com Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh yesterday urged the public not to be influenced by the opposition’s promises of introducing free education in the country as this was not practical and difficult to implement. He said the opposition had always been trumpeting on offering free education and they should have  implemented […]

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Prague: Education Ministry keeps money for teachers’ career system

Prague/July 25, 17/Source: http://praguemonitor.com Some 1.7 billion crowns originally designated for the rejected teachers’ career advancement system will probably remain in the Czech Education Ministry’s budget for 2018, Education Minister Stanislav Stech told reporters after his talks with Finance Minister Ivan Pilny on Monday. Stech (for senior government Social Democrats, CSSD) would like to spend […]

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EEUU: Trump’s education cuts aren’t ‘devastating,’ they’re smart

EEUU/13 june 2017/By:Williamson M. Evers and Vicki E. Alger/Source:http://www.latimes.com It’s the end of the world as we know it – at least that’s what some people would have us believe about President Trump’s education budget. It’s “a devastating blow to the country’s public education system,” according to National School Boards Assn. CEO Thomas Gentzel. More […]

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